Saturday, May 19, 2012

Integration Works to Close the Gap.

This Thursday the Public Education Justice Alliance of Minnesota's Forum featuring Myron Orfield will examine the growing number of racially and socially segregated schools in Minnesota.  As the corporate education reformers call for more free-market solutions, including charter schools, to close the achievement gap, they continue to undo one of the real reforms proven to close the achievement gap - integrated schools.  David Kirp, a public policy professor from UC, Berkeley explained this in an opinion piece in today's New York Times.

Join us this Thursday at 7 pm to hear more about this from Myron Orfield and to discuss ways to bring back integrated schools and communities.

Public Education: A Look at Segregation, Housing and Our Collective Future

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012  at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  University of Minnesota Law School, Mondale Hall, Room 50

What: The presentation and discussion will focus on public education, housing, and segregation in the Minneapolis/St Paul area.

Orfield will present data from the past twenty years, looking at the trends and policies that have closed public schools and further segregated our schools and our city.


No need to reserve a spot, but you can let us know you'll be attending on our Facebook Event page:!/events/413030492049276/

 David Kirk's Opinion Piece can be found here:


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